Any work undertaken to improve asbestos management and awareness needs a strong evidence base. There has been a significant amount of research and information regarding asbestos and asbestos-related diseases conducted in Australia and internationally.
Under section 8(f) of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Act 2013, one of the agency's roles is to commission, monitor and promote research about asbestos safety. This supports the agency's role to coordinate the National Strategic Plan for Asbestos Management and Awareness, which includes a research strategy and the ultimate aim to eliminate asbestos-related disease in Australia.
This research portal will grown over time to include further research conducted by the agency, other government and research bodies in Australia and leading international research projects.
Research Advisory Committee
The Research Advisory Committee was established in 2015 to advise the agency on the development of a strategic research plan and provide advice on the operation of the research strategy. The membership of this committee is broad, including experts in public health, workplace health and safety and research.
The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Research Framework outlines how the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency supports research related to asbestos risks in Australia through coordination, monitoring, promoting and commissioning research about asbestos safety.